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Phantom Eyes: 10/28/13
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Phantom Eyes by Scott Tracey is the conclusion of the Witch Eyes series.
Braden has lost his powers. He finally (rolls eyes) comes to the conclusion that he's been a pawn in the decades old battle. And so he spends the rest of the book waffling between wanting to escape and wanting to fight back on his own terms.
If this series were Fringe (bear with me; I've been watching it on NetFlix), Braden would be Peter Bishop the kid taken from one world to another and then taken back to be the catalyst of an EPIC event. Grace, the EVIL lady of Belledam would be Nina Sharp the powerful head of M.D. that everyone needs but none is sure whose side she's on. Braden's father would be Walter / Walternet depending on whether he's being a good buy or not. And Trey Braden's would be boyfriend would be Olivia.
But Fringe unfolded this elaborate, complicated and oft-times very silly plot over five seasons. The Witch Eyes series dumps it all on the reader in three books, all through Braden's constant whinging point of view. I really hoped to see some growth in him as a character. If anything, he became more annoying as the series progressed.